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Law360’s 2020 Employment Editorial Board Members

March 27th, 2020

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Law360 (March 27, 2020, 4:31 PM EDT) — Law360 is pleased to announce the formation of its 2020 Employment Editorial Advisory Board. The editorial advisory board provides feedback on Law360’s coverage and expert insight on how best to shape future coverage. The members of Law360’s 2020 Employment Editorial Advisory Board are: Elena Baca, Paul Hastings […]

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17,000-Member Class OK’d In Transamerica ERISA Suit

March 26th, 2020

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By Adam Lidgett Law360 (March 26, 2020, 2:16 PM EDT) — An Iowa federal judge has certified a class of 17,000 current and former Transamerica Corp. employees in an Employee Retirement Income Security Act suit accusing the financial services company of stuffing its 401(k) plan with underperforming proprietary funds. U.S. District Judge C.J. Williams on […]

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Workers Blast Home Depot’s Attack On Would-Be 401(k) Class

March 20th, 2020

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By Danielle Nichole Smith Law360 (March 20, 2020, 3:48 PM EDT) — Home Depot workers have urged a Georgia federal judge to grant class status to their suit claiming the fees they paid for investment advice on their retirement savings were “too damn high,” arguing that the company was mischaracterizing their claims as individualized gripes. […]

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Walgreens Can’t Dodge Most Of $300M Retirement Plan Suit

March 17th, 2020

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By Adam Lidgett Law360 (March 17, 2020, 4:51 PM EDT) — An Illinois federal judge mostly denied Walgreens’ bid to toss a suit claiming it cost workers nearly $300 million in retirement savings by not eliminating subpar funds from its plan, saying it was too early to tell if the workers’ claims about the 401(k) […]

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Frederick County to sue drugmakers, distributors

February 28th, 2020

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By JOSH JANNEY The Winchester Star WINCHESTER — Frederick County plans to join thousands of U.S. localities that are suing national pharmaceutical companies over America’s opioid epidemic. The county’s Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 Wednesday night to authorize filing litigation against the manufacturers, distributors and retailers of prescription opioids and other entities involved in the […]

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The Execution of Nick Sutton

February 21st, 2020

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Tennessee has executed seven men in the past 18 months By STEVEN HALE For a while as the hour of Nick Sutton’s electrocution approached on Thursday night, no one stood outside the prison to cheer on his execution. As a few dozen people gathered in their normal spot in a field outside Riverbend Maximum Security […]

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Sexual misconduct lawsuit settlement unique for class size

February 20th, 2020

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by Lauren Adler Last month, federal judge Landya McCafferty preliminarily approved a $14 million settlement in the class action sexual harassment lawsuit brought against Dartmouth regarding the conduct of three former professors in the psychological and brain sciences department. The sexual harassment class itself — which is likely to be approved at a July 9 […]

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Roger Stone Judge Strikes Blow For Judicial Independence

February 20th, 2020

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By Jody Godoy Law360 (February 20, 2020, 10:29 PM EST) — The judge who sentenced Roger Stone for obstruction called President Donald Trump’s remarks on the case inappropriate, a rebuke that former judges said served to underscore the importance of an independent judiciary in a distrustful era. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced Stone […]

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War of Words Follows Class Action Retreat in MoFo ‘Mommy Track’ Suit

February 19th, 2020

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Morrison & Foerster said a decision by two former lawyers to drop their class action claims “validates” the firm defense. But attorneys at Sanford Heisler Sharp say they still allege systemic discrimination against pregnant women and new mothers. By David Thomas Morrison & Foerster is seizing on the withdrawal of $100 million in proposed class […]

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‘Changed’ Tennessee Death Row Inmate Facing the Electric Chair has Prison Staff, Victims’ Relatives Appealing for Clemency

February 18th, 2020

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BY KHALEDA RAHMAN Nicholas Todd Sutton is the maintenance man at the Riverbend Maximum Security Prison in Nashville, Tennessee. It’s a job he’s had for more than 20 years, trusted to walk around with hammers and screwdrivers as he carries out his work. But the death row inmate’s last day will be Thursday, February 20—the […]

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